On Sun, May 23, 2021 at 11:06 PM Susan Fitzmaurice <
In the spirit of Judi Chamberlin, our Fifth educational series offers a
free, online presentation and discussion which continues the monthly
educational series called 'Judi's Room', a joint effort of MindFreedom
International and “I Love you, Lead On”
*Wednesday, May 26, 2021 *
*6:00 PM ET 5:00 CT 4:00 MT 3:00 PT *
*Pre-registration is required *
Discussed will be the themes that unite us in our fight to have the
supports needed to live a quality of life within communities of our
choice. Coming from their years of personal experience as activists the
speakers will discuss the possibility of confronting the challenges to our
needs and rights through the creation of new partnerships. The project will
create regional Shield networks, which will be a collaboration of
MindFreedom International Shield members with Lawyers, and Independent
Living Centers, directed at overcoming the power inequities that severely
limit our choices.
*Al Galves *is a psychotherapist in La Cruces, New Mexico, and is on the
Board of Directors of MindFreedom International. Al is the author of
Lighten Up Dance with your Dark Side.
Sarah Smith is currently a staff member of MindFreedom
International and is one of the founding members of Rethinking Psychiatry.
Previously, she served as the Development Director for Catholic Community
Services and as a Development professional for a host of other non-profit
organizations. She is the mother of a psychiatric survivor.
*Ron Bassman* is Executive Director of MindFreedom
He is a Psychiatric Survivor who was twice hospitalized for schizophrenia
and later earned his PhD in psychology. His work and life have centered on
the rights of all people to have genuine choices, and to oppose
involuntary medications and hospitalizations.
Candie Burnham is the Executive Director of Atlantis Community, Inc.
which serves the Greater Denver area. She is a Board member of the National
Council on Independent Living. Candie advocates for all people with
disabilities to be a meaningful part of an integrated community of their
Misty Dion is CEO for the Roads to Freedom Center for Independent
Living (RTFCIL) and has 16 years of experience empowering and promoting
independence to members of the Disability Community. She is a proud member
of National ADAPT and a founding member of the North Central PA ADAPT
Tom Olin is a long-time disability activist and member of
ADAPT whose historic photographs document the struggle for rights and the
fight for passage of the ADA. Tom's current work centers on exposing the
dangers and the abolition of forced congregate living spaces and the need
for all people to have the opportunity to live in communities of their
PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING THE FOLLOWING:
There is an outstanding letter that was written and distributed by a
mother in New Mexico who is requesting persons, not organizations to sign
on to. Here is the link:
If it resonates with you please sign on and send it out to your contacts.
It already has about 200 individual signatures, but I think it has to go
into the thousands to have the impact that we wish for.
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